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Unruly Sun

Unruly Sun
In 1986, not long after Derek Jarman was diagnosed with AIDS, the filmmaker and queer activist purchased a small fisherman’s shack in Dungeness on the southern coast of England. During this period, Jarman maintained a memoir of his experiences, creating a garden in a harsh environment, surviving AIDS, and looking back on his relationships, his art and his activism. It was published a few years later as Modern Nature.

Unruly Sun is a music-theater work featuring eighteen songs inspired by this memoir and created by Canadian composer Matthew Ricketts and famous American librettist, Marc Campbell whose operas have received both a Pulitzer Prize in Music and a GRAMMY Award.

Music: Matthew Ricketts / Libretto: Mark Campbell

OCM piano quintet

Michel-Maxime Legault, stage director

Anne-Catherine Simard Deraspe, lighting

World premiere in collaboration with Brott Opera, 21C Festival & Pride Montréal
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